It's no secret that I'm sweet on Prada perfumes. I've waxed poetic on quite a few here on Cute and Mundane; their simple elegant ethos never fails to delight! You can imagine how delighted I was to receive a beautiful Prada Candy L'Eau gift set ($92), complete with 2.7 oz. Eau de Toilette, 2.5 oz. body lotion, and pink clutch, courtesy of Prada Parfums.
Prada Candy L'Eau Eau de Toilette is a brand new variation on the classic caramel of Prada Candy (reviewed here). The original Prada Candy is a fantastic gourmand, with drips of decadent caramel and the zingy wood of benzoin, combining to create an unusual liqueur-like sweetness tucked away at the center. As the beautiful blush pink packaging suggests, Prada Candy L'Eau is a softer, more wearable variation of the original Candy, bolstered by sparkling citrus and sweet florals.
|Notes : Italian citruses, sweet pea, caramel, benzoin, white musk|
Now, to the important question : how does Prada Candy L'Eau compare with the original Prada Candy? After giving it some thought, I'd have to say they're quite analogous in construction. Prada Candy cuts to the chase with a warmer caramel and more complex threads of benzoin; the result is a richer, more caramelized feel, complete with liqueur-like sweetness tucked at the center. Prada Candy L'Eau shares the caramel and benzoin infrastructure. However these pure elements are tempered, relying on slivers of citrus to replace the acridity of benzoin, and sweet pea to add a low-cal sweetness in the stead of more caramel. The feel of Prada Candy L'Eau is similar to Prada Candy, just a bit more airy.
|Blush pink and black packaging? Prada knows me too well...|
Thanks for reading! Have you tried Prada Candy or Candy L'Eau? What are your favorite Prada Parfums? What wintry gourmands have you been wearing this season?
P.S. If you love Prada perfumes like me, check out my reviews of Prada Infusion d' Iris (my personal favorite), Luna Rossa, and L'Eau Ambrée.
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.
What a beautiful set! I really love the black and soft pink packaging. I'm looking forward to giving this a try.ReplyDelete
I really admire your talent of writing perfume reviews Dovey! It's really one of your strong points! Thank you for this review, I really did want to know how this turned out. For some reason I haven't found this in my stores yet but maybe next time. Prada Candy is a bit too warm and rich on me but I have high hopes for this lighter version. I love how they added some citrus and floral notes, it sounds really interesting!ReplyDelete
I enjoyed three vials of the original Candy, but I couldn't bring myself to open my wallet for a full bottle since the sweet "candy" part just disappears in a sec! I don't get any of the liquor like sweetness from it but I'm always left with Infusion d'Iris instead, which I already own.ReplyDelete
I considered this blush pink bottle, but figured it would be the same more or less on me. I would love to try it on my skin, though!
My favorite Prada is also Infusion d'Iris and Prada Tendre. :)
I actually love the original but the citrus + sugar combination usually doesn't work on me...turns into a sugary mess. I have a sample so maybe I should give it another try, but I think this time I"ll have to stick to the classic! I also recently treated myself to a bottle of Infusion d'Iris, too ;)ReplyDelete
I really enjoyed the first prada candy but I'd like to find somewhere that I could get a vial of this one to test out before paying that high of a price on it so I'd know if I liked it or not but I can't find one that doesn't cost. I don't like the idea of paying for a "sample" lol.ReplyDelete